Welcome to the Cityparents Experience Bank

How was your experience of taking parental leave from work? Are you curious to know how other City professionals have managed their time away from the office and their subsequent return? Are you about to take leave and want to hear the experiences of others?

To find out, explore our new Experience Bank, an online space for our members to share anonymous experiences of parental leave, including maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption, surrogacy and compassionate leave, and career breaks.

You can search Experiences by various criteria including type of leave, length, work pattern on return, and the type of experience.

If you'd like to submit your Experience, please do so here.

Please view our Experience Bank Disclaimer here

Leave Type Profession Type of experience Subject Replies Views
Maternity Asset Management Positive A promotion just before I left gave me a huge boost 0 978
Career Break Consultancy Positive Return to previous employer after extended career break 0 1072
Maternity Law Mixed Unconscious bias has an impact 0 1462
Maternity Other Mixed Applying for a promotion while on maternity leave 0 1476
Shared Parental Other Mixed Different highs and lows to those I expected 0 1072
Maternity Law Mixed no mat leave! 0 1509
Maternity Law Mixed Some ideas to help other returnees 1 1351
Shared Parental Law Mixed Mixed, but mainly positive! 0 1228
Maternity Investment Banking Negative Faced redundancy upon return 1 1494
Career Break Information Technology Negative Feeling stuck 0 961
Maternity Real Estate Negative Confidence lost 0 1099
Paternity Investment Banking Positive Dad returning to work after a short break 0 1010
Maternity Asset Management Negative Could do better! 0 1004
Maternity Investment Banking Negative First maternity leave - supportive manager but clueless team 0 1060
Maternity Investment Banking Positive Return from maternity leave 1 1005
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